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10 Things My Dad Says . . .

By Keith Schroeder / October 23, 2017 / 7 Comments

Hey, everyone! My dad took off for a conference I think he said is called FinCon. That would make me a junior accountant, or, as “dad says”, a junette, since I’m a girl. As luck would have it my dad left his computer on (as if a password would stop me). I’m pretty good at…

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This Is All an Illusion

By Keith Schroeder / October 18, 2017 / 20 Comments

This is all a lie; none of it is real. Everything I told you is an untruth, an illusion to get you to do what I want. And even that is an illusion. For nearly two years now people have followed and watched and read this blog. Nobody, until I pointed it out this moment,…

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Class Action Lawsuit Database

By Keith Schroeder / October 16, 2017 / 12 Comments

Don’t be alarmed, but The Wealthy Accountant is involved in a class action lawsuit. Mrs. Accountant and I were also dragged into the mess and we couldn’t be happier. Class action lawsuits are everywhere as major corporations find increasingly clever ways to strip hard-earned money from your hide. Enterprising shysters, ah, I mean attorneys are…

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How a Broke Farmer Became a Millionaire

By Keith Schroeder / October 13, 2017 / 13 Comments

1978: It was hot and dry the summer of 1978 in northeast Wisconsin and I hated it. My fourteenth birthday was around the corner and I was recently out of the hospital from heart surgery. The doctor said I needed to sit still as I healed over the next six months and my grandmother did…

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Choose Your Friends Carefully

By Keith Schroeder / September 29, 2017 / 15 Comments

There is no doubt the kids are back in school. Three times a week I visit the gym midafternoon, a slow time of the day for the establishment. All summer I had the floor to myself or nearly so. Then the days got shorter and the kids went back to school. This gives mom free…

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Too Frugal

By Keith Schroeder / September 25, 2017 / 25 Comments

Focus is considered one of the most important traits of success. It makes sense. If your mind is constantly wandering it is hard to stick to a project until completion. Frugality also requires focus. I was lucky growing up in the boondocks where the siren song of spending was only visible in the hazy distance.…

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If You Haven’t Retired by 30 You’re a F—— Failure

By Keith Schroeder / September 20, 2017 / 24 Comments

When I first discovered the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community I didn’t even know it was a community. Always eager for a good read, I mentally grazed on the offerings of blogs around the internet. Intrigued by frugality I was naturally drawn to these blogs and news articles. Poverty was well in my past,…

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How Rich Am I? How Rich Are You?

By Keith Schroeder / September 18, 2017 / 10 Comments

Over the years I have been accused of being a millionaire by clients. The quest was to discover how much wealth their accountant had. I was mum. Few of my local clients read this blog; only the few who do know the scope of my wealth and understanding of money. The inquisitors would have been…

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